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Mona Ryder



Over four decades my work has explored themes of domesticity, social and political structures and memory through my multi-media practice.

From 1981 until 2007 I taught at various institutions QUT, Griffith University. Brisbane, Curtin University and Claremont School of Art, Perth. During this period and more recently, I have been an assessor for honours and master’s thesis and involved in the arts, on boards, as a mentor, a judge and on advisory councils.

I have exhibited widely and executed several major public art commissions and projects, the most recent, Say it with Flowers, a large temporal public art project for Brisbane City Council in 2018. My work has been selected for major group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

In 2020, I was awarded a Creative Sparks Grant, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council, which supports local arts and culture in Brisbane. Writing Mona Ryder will introduce my art and practice to new digital audiences via social media platforms that will be launched in October at the QUT Art Museum. Six writers have produced critical essays about my work and these will be used as a catalyst for these platforms.

In 2021, Lures, was part of the opening Exhibition of HOTA Collects at HOTA the Gold Coast and The Tattooed Land, Drawn Thread was part of the fifty -year celebration of Artisan. My installation, Fragile Gardens, was exhibited at The old Ambo, Nambour and featured as part of the Fabric Program on the Sunshine Coast.



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